Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.
I worked for the NHS as an OT for many years. Now i work part time as a housekeeper, cleaner and carer. I often house sit for friends and family and recently spent a month in Scotland housesitting and looking after the family pets and an elderly family relative. I have also spent time in Ireland and Italy housesitting and looking after many pets including goats and horses!
If you choose me i would treat your home and pets as my own and give them the best possible care.